Pirate TV Special Broadcast
Community Forum on Public Transportation, January 16, 2014
Seattle Central Community College in partnership with the Transit Riders Union, the Student Government of Seattle University, and King County Metro, join students, faculty, staff, county officials and community members for an informative discussion on the past, present and future state of public transportation in the Seattle metro area.
Opens with a short presentation on the history of cuts to King County Metro, current funding sources, and climate in the legislature. Directly following the presentation, panel addresses critical questions regarding the situation.
Moderator: Dominic Holden - Editor of the Stranger
Chris Arkills, King County Metro
Robin Tartow, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Ty Pethe, Local 304 Washington Federation of State Employees
Alex Brennan, Capitol Hill housing
Tanary Gomez, rep., Seattle University Student Government
Beau Morton, Katie Wilson & Elbaradie - Transit Riders Union
To learn more on the situation here are some resources.
King County details major service cuts
Visit the Transit Riders Union website here:
Seattle Transit Blog: A Closer Look At Metro’s Cuts
King County Metro is scheduling elimination of 74 bus routes and service reductions on another 107 routes, because of Rightwing state legislators like Rodney Tom. State of WA only spends 2-4% of the budget on bus transit, they spend over 50% on roads. Meanwhile King County taxpayers are the biggest money donor in State, getting back only 2/3s of the tax money we send to Olympia returning here in services. Watch the video! And join the Transit Riders Union.
Video by Todd Boyle
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